• August 1, 2018
    Face Mapping with Amee Le

    BY: JULIA RENAUD I’m pretty sure I know what you’re thinking right about now:  what on earth is face mapping? Those were my thoughts exactly, and to put this question at bay, Amee Le, occupational therapist and founder of […]

  • July 18, 2018
    Walk a mile in my shoes

    BY: LEAH DANIELLE KARMONA Living life with a brain injury is difficult. People who do should be commended for trying their best and never ridiculed for their situation. Everything takes more time to do. Depending on which part of the […]

  • June 25, 2018
    Chair Yoga with Kristina Borho

    BY: JULIA RENAUD During this sunny time of year, the days are long, the weather is warmer, and the flowers are wonderfully fragrant and in bloom. The true question is: do you take the time to smell the roses? […]

  • June 20, 2018
    Drs & ABI: when will they get it?

    BY: ALYSON ROGERS June is here and that means Brain Injury Awareness Month is here once again. Last year, I wrote a post about how awareness isn’t enough and we need to see action, in particular in terms of how concussions […]

  • June 14, 2018
    Having a stroke at the age of 40

    BY: JANET CRAIG Although I usually post recipes I thought June being Brain Injury Awareness Month, I would talk about how I got here. Back in 1991, when I was just 40-years-old (yes, you can do the math), I […]

  • June 14, 2018
    Dear Brain Injury,

    BY: MARK KONING Dear Brain Injury, Where did you come from? I never asked for you. You snuck into my head and caused a great deal of damage when I was a young boy, defenceless to your attack. You […]

  • May 28, 2018
    Unmasking new arrivals

    BY:  SHANNON SCHILLING Dedicated quality poured out upon the elegantly displayed array of expressiveness, and groups of brain injury confidants cast their talent in raw form. Picturesque participation mastered itself along this year’s province-wide event: Unmasking Brain Injury. In […]

  • May 23, 2018
    April Community Meeting Recap

    BY: JULIA RENAUD Spring has finally sprung which has hopefully brought you some pep in your step or zeal in your wheels to feel better during this chilly year! Bringing some extra encouragement to April’s BIST Community Meeting and […]

  • May 14, 2018
    Dementia risk after brain injury

    BY: SOPHIA VOUMAKIS A post on this blog by Alison discussed research which suggests that those of us who have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) have a higher risk of developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s, one of the causes of dementia. […]

  • April 30, 2018
    BIST Vollie of the Year: Abby Mongkonrob

    Meet Abby Schnurr Mongkonrob, winner of our Volunteer of the Year, Survivor / Thriver Category! Abby is someone who is always willing to help out with anything and everything we need, from being an amazing photographer at our 2017 5K […]